After this week’s cold snap, winter is definitely here. Episcopal’s winter sports are heating up just in time to fight the chill with numerous district title opportunities on the horizon. Here’s a look at the outstanding season so far.
Don’t miss your chance to catch the team in action on the following dates:
Friday, February 1st at 6:30 pm versus Vermilion Catholic on the road
Monday, February 4th at 6:00 pm versus Family Christian Academy on the road
Saturday, February 7th - District tournament
Don’t miss Senior Knight on Tuesday, February 12th. Borskey, Garrido, Harrison and Jemison, along with student manager Bryce DeBourg will be recognized.
As the number one seed in the district, the girls team has had a tremendous season. Last Friday, the squad beat rival Dunham during a PINK KNIGHT overtime. The Knights were down by ten with five minutes left in the game and fought back to force the overtime in which they came up victorious. This week Episcopal is hosting the district tournament, giving the Knights home court advantage and a first round bye. Look for senior standouts Anna Scot Hixon and Savannah Hofman to finish their final season strong.
Don’t miss the upcoming hoops action:
Tonight versus Dunham in the second round of the District Tournament at Episcopal
Thursday, February 7th at 6:00 pm versus False River at home for SENIOR KNIGHT
DISTRICT CHAMPS! The boys’ soccer team has kicked their way to a division title this season. Look for senior leaders Raymond Gould, Jack Morganti, Eliott Reimann and Garret Spring to guide the team through the playoffs which got underway this week. Episcopal has a bye the first round and home field advantage once play begins.
Congratulations to Eliott Reimann who was selected as a member of the Louisiana High School Coaches Association East West All Star game.
DISTRICT CHAMPS! The girls’ team kicked it into high gear this season with a district championship of their own. The girls enter the playoffs for the first time in at least three years. Look for strong play in the final stretch from the team as they travel to Harvey, LA tonight in the first round versus Patrick Taylor Math and Science Academy.
Indoor Track & Field
The Knights will be in action tomorrow at the LSU Last Chance indoor meet. After that, it’s on to the indoor state meet at LSU’s Carl Maddox Field House on Saturday, February 16th.
The powerlifters are training for regionals on February 22nd and 23rd for a chance to qualify for the state meet in Alexandria in mid-March. The team had a strong showing at the Panther Invitational last weekend and hopes to build on those performances for state.
This year’s wrestling squad is led by Episcopal graduate Charlie O’Brien. Seniors Thomas Hugenroth, Taner Morgan and Graham Perkins are looking to finish strong in their final year. The Knights had to Dutchtown tomorrow for another chance to hone their skills before the state tournament later this month.
Congratulations to the 8th grade girls basketball team! The girls finished second in their division last night. Go Knights!
Field House Update
Construction is underway on the new athletic field house! The multi-use facility will be used for physical education, strength training and interscholastic sports.
Learn more about this exciting development at https://www.spiritmindbodybr.org/rationale2.html.
Hall of Fame Nominations
Please take a moment to recognize an Episcopal athlete for their continued success after leaving high school by nominating them for the Athletic Hall of Fame. Nominating someone is quick and easy. Simply click this link and complete the form.
Randy Richard is in his third year as Athletic Director at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. He is from Baton Rouge and attended Catholic High School prior to earning a four year athletic scholarship and a degree in education from Louisiana Tech University. Since joining Episcopal in 2002, Randy has served in many capacities including Dean of Students, the Physical Education Department Chair, teacher, and coach for a variety of boy’s and girl’s Upper School athletic teams.